Piggy Chili

Debbie Reid


This is a yummy chili made with pork sausage and bacon - hence the name Piggy Chili! It is quick to put together and simmers for just 30 minutes. I serve it with shredded cheddar cheese, tortilla chips and sour cream.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 lb
    bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    green bell pepper, seeds and veins removed, chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 28 oz
    can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 2
    15.5-ounce cans spicy chili beans
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make Piggy Chili


  1. Heat a large dutch oven with a tight fitting lid over medium-high heat. Add in the pork sausage and cook until cooked through, approximately 5 - 7 minutes, being sure to break the sausage up into small pieces as it cooks. Drain; set sausage aside.
  2. In the same dutch oven, (be sure all the drippings from the sausage have been removed), still over medium-high heat, add in the bacon and cook until bacon is crisp, approximately 4 - 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from dutch oven and set bacon aside.
  3. Remove and discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon drippings from the dutch oven. Add in the onion, green pepper, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Still over medium-high heat, cook until the onion and pepper have softened, approximately 4 - 5 minutes.
  4. To the softened veggies in the dutch oven, add in the can of diced tomatoes (with liquid), the spicy chili beans (with liquid), the chili powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Stir to combine. Add in the reserved sausage and bacon, stir to fully combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove 2 - 3 tablespoons of liquid from chili to a small heat-proof bowl, whisk in the cornstarch. Add cornstarch mixture to chili, mix to combine, cover and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese on the side, as well as tortilla chip and sour cream.

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About Piggy Chili

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
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